Top 10 Best Alien Manga With Great Storylines

Alien Manga
Most of the characters in these manga are out of this world!

If aliens really did exist, what would they be like?

In these manga there are all kinds of aliens from ones that look just like us to ones that want to eat us. Aliens can be friend or foe, and these manga include examples of them playing the role of both. Though we may never get to see aliens during our time on Earth, we can check out their anticts in these top 10 alien manga!

10. Space Dandy

Space Dandy imageSpace Dandy and his crew are always on the hunt for a find that'll get them good money.

Space Dandy is an alien bounty hunter who’s about the dandiest guy you’ll find in space. Dandy, his assistant QT, and his cat-ish companion Meow, race against the rest to find new, never before seen species that’ll fetch them a hefty sum. Though they aren’t the brightest out there, their adventures are certainly one for the books!

You'll like Space Dandy if…

  • You like space operas
  • You like episodic plotlines
  • You like comedies

9. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya imageHaruhi needs to have fun, or else who knows what'll happen?

Haruhi Suzumiya is an eccentric highschooler with peculiar interests: aliens, time travelers, and psychics. She decides to start a club dedicated to these strange folks, and somehow she ends up attracting a few of them who also just so happen to be members of secret organizations who have been sent to keep an eye on her. For it turns out, Haruhi has destructive reality warping powers that might just activate if she gets too nored.

You’ll like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya if…

  • You like highschool comedies
  • You like supernatural elements
  • You like time travel

8. Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia imageNagate Tanikaze's years of practice have prepared him to serve as a defender of humanity.

Years into the future, mankind now dwells in space after an alien race known as the Guana have destroyed Earth. One of humanity’s last settlements is aboard the spaceship Sidonia, which is  protected by large weapons known as Gardes that are capable of defeating members of the Guana. Nagate Tanikaze has practiced piloting a Garde for years, and his chance to prove his worth finally comes when the Guana return for a new wave of destruction.

You’ll like Knights of Sidonia if…

  • You like mecha
  • You like space
  • You like military

7. All You Need is Kill

All You Need is Kill imageNot everything makes sense in the world of war, but time loops take that to the next level.

Alien creatures called Mimics are on a mission to wipe out human life, and in response humanity has formed the United Defense Force whose mission is to wipe out the Mimics. Keiji Kiriya is a new recruit who just so happens to be killed on his first day on the job. However, he wakes up the next day only to find that he has returned to a day before the battle. Keiji realizes that he’s in a time loop and begins working hard to figure out the reason behind it as well as how to escape it.

You’ll like All You Need is Kill if…

  • You like time loops
  • You like mystery thrillers
  • You like gore

6. Gantz

Gantz imageKei Kurono and Masaru Kato can't tell anyone about the alien killing business they've gotten themselves tangled up in.

Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato are high school students who have been killed by a subway train and have found themselves in a strange room with an even stranger black orb who has a mission for them. Their job is to kill an alien living on Earth, and the sphere provides them with the equipment they’ll need to do it. The duo succeed in their mission, and then it is revealed that taking out alien targets was not a one time job.

You’ll like Gantz if…

  • You like battles for survival
  • You like gory action
  • You like horror

5. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom imageKoro-sensei may be an alien out to destroy the planet, but he's also an amazing teacher who wants the best for his students.

Koro-sensei is a mysterious tentacled alien creature who has taken out a good chunk of the moon and has promised to do the same to Earth if he isn’t killed before then. On top of that, he demands to teach Class 3-E, the worst class in the school. It’s up to Class 3-E to develop the skills to kill the superpowered being who also happens to be the greatest teacher they’ll ever have.

You’ll like Assassination Classroom if…

  • You like school life comedies
  • You like assassination plots
  • You like strategy

4. Parasyte

Parasyte imageParasytes have landed on Earth, and the food they want is humans.

On a night that would have otherwise been a peaceful, run-of-the-mill one, Shinichi Izumi is woken up by a parasite trying to invade his body. Fortunately, he is able to stop the alien before it gets too far, and it is only able to take over his hand. Now Shinichi will have to adapt to becoming a little more than human while he tries to survive the onslaught of the other bloodthirsty parasites who are roaming about.

You’ll like Parasyte if…

  • You like monster transformations
  • You like intense action sequences
  • You like thrillers

3. Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball imageGoku's training helps him to become one of the strongest not just on his planet, but in the universe.

Son Goku is on the hunt for seven mystical orbs, the Dragon Balls, which are supposedly able to summon a dragon with the power to grant wishes. As he travels to find these orbs, Goku hones his martial arts skills and meets many friends and enemies who are also hunting the Dragon Balls, including beings from other planets. Every step of his journey brings Goku closer and closer to becoming the strongest being in the universe.

You will like Dragon Ball if…

  • You like shounen content
  • You like super powers
  • You like martial arts

2. Gintama

Gintama imageIn this world, aliens are the ones pulling the strings, not the samurai.

In an alternate Edo period, the Shogunate of Japan have surrendered to the alien Amanto, and this has resulted in an uneasy agreement that greatly favors the aliens. Gintoki Sakata refuses to let his samurai spirit die, but because the samurai no longer have a place in society, he has to do odd freelance work in order to get by. He, a self-proclaimed disciple, a teenage alien, and a giant dog work together to run a business that can do anything.

You’ll like Gintama if…

  • You like episodic stories
  • You like historical fantasies
  • You like comedy

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion imageIn a world that's being torn apart by aliens, it is up to the newer generations to protect the planet.

In 1999, a global catastrophe wiped out over half of humanity and was the world’s first introduction to Angels: massive alien creatures with unprecedented amounts of power. In 2015, Angels are ravaging the planet’s remains, and 14 year old Shinji Ikari is recruited by his father to participate in a project to defeat the Angels. He is made into the pilot of a bio organic weapon, an Evangelion, and as he and other enlisted members fight the Angels, truths about the world are slowly brought to light.

You’ll like Neon Genesis Evangelion if…

  • You like mecha
  • You like mysteries
  • You like psychological themes

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